The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

50 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYINGfundamentally so simple and so natural that it can never becomplicated, corrupted, or stained, so pure that it is beyondeven the concept of purity and impurity. To talk of this natureof mind as sky-like, of course, is only a metaphor that helpsus to begin to imagine its all-embracing boundlessness; for thebuddha nature has a quality the sky cannot have, that of theradiant clarity of awareness. As it is said:It is simply your flawless, present awareness, cognizant and empty,naked and awake.Dudjom Rinpoche wrote:No words can describe itNo example can point to itSamsara does not make it worseNirvana does not make it betterIt has never been bomIt has never ceasedIt has never been liberatedIt has never been deludedIt has never existedIt has never been nonexistentIt has no limits at allIt does not fall into any kind of categoryNyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche said:Profound and tranquil, free from complexity,Uncompounded luminous clarity,Beyond the mind of conceptual ideas;This is the depth of the mind of the Victorious Ones.In this there is not a thing to be removed,Nor anything that needs to be added.It is merely the immaculateLooking naturally at itself. 4THE FOUR FAULTSWhy is it that people should find it so difficult even to conceiveof the depth and glory of the nature of mind? Why doesit seem to many such an outlandish and improbable idea?The teachings speak of four faults, which prevent us fromrealizing the nature of mind right now:

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